Care Corner: Small Appliance Transport Help Needed

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A Trinity member who lives on the east side of Cleveland (Glenville) has been given a mini-washer and mini-dryer; the items are located in a home on the west side of Cleveland (Old Brooklyn). Seeking someone with a van, small truck or SUV, who can help transport these needed items across town; also seeking a second person to help with the moving. Preferred moving day is Saturday. Please contact Ginger Bitikofer, 216-774-0407, gbitikofer@trinitycleveland.org, if you might be able to help or want to know more.

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Jim Obergefell, Author and Activist for Marriage Equality, to Speak at Trinity Cathedral Aug. 3

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CLEVELAND – Jim Obergefell, plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that legalized same-sex marriage across the U.S., and co-author, with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Debbie Cenziper, of Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality (William Morrow), will speak at Trinity Cathedral on August 3 at 7 pm. All are welcome to attend this free event. One year ago, on June 26, 2015, in a decision that drew headlines around the world, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the constitutional right of gay couples to marry in all 50 states after decades of incremental rulings. The historic case, Obergefell v Hodges, began with…

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Remembering Orlando — June 12, 2016

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A response to the mass shooting at Pulse in Orlando. This Sermon was delivered by the Very Rev. Tracey Lind on June 12, 2016.  “Remembering Orlando” The Very Rev. Tracey Lind Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland Sunday, June 19, 2016 Proper 7C 1 Kings 19:1-15 – Luke 8:26-39 One year ago this week, we grieved the loss of nine innocent lives gunned down as they gathered for bible study at Mother Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.  From this pulpit, I acknowledged that this atrocity – an act of terror and violence – while carried out by one man, was the…

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For Trinity, Music Education is Part of the Mission

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On April 5, Trinity Cathedral had the opportunity to play a special role in the lives of students from the all-girls Laurel School. The young women had come to Trinity for a Cathedral Concerts performance by ‘80s pop icon Belinda Carlisle as part of a class designed to give them hands-on experience in the music business. Before the concert began, the students observed stage setup and had the opportunity to visit with the concert’s producers, Elevation Group founders Denny Young and Steve Lindecke, gleaning from their years of experience in the music industry. For the Laurel students, it was a…

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Trinity to Light Candles for Orlando Shooting Victims on June 19

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A version of this letter from The Very Rev. Tracey Lind was sent to Trinity Cathedral members on June 16. Dear friends, Like most of you, I’m still reeling with grief, sorrow, anger and despair over the mass shooting at Pulse in Orlando. A gay bar — a sanctuary where the LGBTQ community has historically felt safe to dance, sing, make friends, meet potential partners, and enjoy one another’s company without harassment and judgment — was violated in the most unfathomable way. My heart and soul ache for the 50 young men and women who died, the 53 injured, and their loved…

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Trinity Cathedral’s 2016 Annual Meeting Full of Gratitude, Hope

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CLEVELAND — Gratitude for the past year and hope for the future were evident as more than 200 congregants gathered in Trinity Cathedral for the church’s Annual Meeting on Sunday, May 1. Dean Tracey Lind delivered a rousing address featuring highlights from the Cathedral’s 2015 annual report and financial performance. Themes of the address included Trinity’s vibrant worship, music, and education offerings, as well as the church’s continued commitment to serving Cleveland, particularly its neighbors in the Central Ward and Cleveland State University. Lind also unveiled plans for a “Year of Celebration and Commitment” to mark Trinity Cathedral’s upcoming Bicentennial later this year. Among the highlights are a grand celebration service on…

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Annual Meeting of Trinity Cathedral on May 1st

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Please join us on Sunday, May 1 for one of the most important services of the year: the Annual Meeting of Trinity Cathedral. There will only be one morning service at 10 a.m. — worship and the Annual Meeting are combined. Even if you are new to Trinity, the annual meeting is a fantastic way to learn about our rich congregational life. Plans will be presented for Trinity’s 2016-17 Bicentennial Celebration, as well as the results of our discernment regarding a potential capital campaign, and our 2015 annual report and financial performance. New vestry and cathedral council members will be elected, and outgoing members will be recognized…

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Trinity to Hold Blessing of the Bicycles on May 8th

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CLEVELAND — On Sunday, May 8th, Trinity Cathedral will host its first annual “Blessing of the Bicycles” service and a bike rodeo cosponsored by Bike Cleveland. Cyclists will roll into the Cathedral for special 9 a.m. service honoring Cleveland’s biking community and its role in making the city a more sustainable, vibrant place to live. Following the service will be a bike rodeo in Trinity’s parking lot teaching basic handling, safety, and other essential tips for riders of all ages and skill levels. Trinity Cathedral dean Tracey Lind is an avid cyclist who recently appeared in a Bike Cleveland campaign….

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Rev. Kay Rackley: On Prayers for Our Community

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Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.  — James…

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